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30 Things to Do Before I Turn 30!

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It’s New Year’s Eve and I have been MIA on this blog for a few months. To my followers, I am grateful you’ve stuck by me. I envision various things for this blog in 2019 and I have been working… Continue Reading →

Foreign Films & Series: Introduction

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I want to start a new series about the entertainment I watch, or have watched in the past, that has had an impact on my life and my perceptions of the world. Almost a decade ago, I was introduced to… Continue Reading →

The Last Hurra (Or So I Thought)

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On the morning of May 29th at around 3:00 am, I woke up to sunshine peering through my window at the Fossekallen cabin at Norwegian Wild/Camp Tranøybotn, adjacent to Anderdalen National Park. Like a few days before that, I was… Continue Reading →

The Sounds of Senja: A Week in a Fairytale

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After my friendly welcome to Senja, I spent the majority of time alone. Alone in thought. Alone hiking the mountains. Alone in my rental car, driving around the island. Alone listening to P5 Hits, a Norwegian radio station that plays… Continue Reading →

Velkommen til Senja: Norway’s Fairytale Island

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I woke up early in the morning on May 26th, refreshed from a relatively good night’s sleep in my cabin Fosskallen. It was quiet. All I could hear was a nearby waterfall. Outside the window, all I could see was… Continue Reading →

Tromsø Harbor – Black & White

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To Senja With Love

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“The earth has music for those who listen.” I read this caption a photo from that region over two years ago. That is when I knew I needed to add Senja to my bucket list. Indeed, if you listen to… Continue Reading →

What I Missed: Oslo Edition

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ie, what I didn’t get a chance to see or do in Oslo. Barcode Oslo With the Oslo Opera House nearby this neighborhood, I don’t know how I forgot to visit this place. Either way, the next time I visit… Continue Reading →

Country Roads…take me home

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  Driving down the country roads in Troms County in Norway was incredible and captivating. Small fishing villages dot the coastlines; it’s a picturesque landscape.  Undoubtedly quiet. Who wouldn’t want to listen to some John Denver on these roads?  … Continue Reading →

Hello Helsinki, Goodbye Helsinki

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“Bye bye rocks,” Lilia chimed in. We had stopped at a lookout near a bridge in Lohja after visiting the Paavolan Tammi there. The Paavalon Tammi was the reason why we drove an hour and a half outside of Helsinki,… Continue Reading →

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